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Braverman, Rosalie, 1910-2010



  • Existence: 1910 - 2010


Rosalie Richman Braverman, Iowa City community activist, was born in Grajewo, Poland in 1910. In September 1921 she embarked on a treacherous trip out of Poland with her mother and two sisters and joined her father in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Richman attended school in Council Bluffs and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1928. She briefly attended University of Nebraska and transferred to the University of Iowa where she met and married David Braverman, a local grocer and they had five children. While raising her children, Braverman was active in civic and religious community organizations such as the Iowa City Women's Club and the University Club Writers. In addition, she participated in Pioneer Women, was a founding member of the Sisterhood of Agudas Achim Synagogue, and was active in Hadassah. Braverman returned to the University of Iowa and graduated in 1963 with a degree in speech and dramatic arts. Braverman passed away in 2010 at the age of 101.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Rosalie Braverman papers

Identifier: IWA0259

Community activist in civic and Jewish organizations in Iowa City, Iowa.

Dates: 1929-2010